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Old 11-27-2015, 12:49 PM   #9431
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I got great news! I hadnt been up to my house that im moving out of in a week thanks to the huge snow storm that hit. I went up last night to check out the damage and when i fed my reef tank i only saw 4 out of 7 fish, i was certain the other 3 had died. But i got called in to work before i could do anything with them.

I went back up to finally pack up my fish and found every single fish nice and healthy!

I got my rock and fish pulled and now i begin the trek back to my new home.
Thats awesome news... Enjoy the new digs.

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Old 11-27-2015, 07:09 PM   #9432
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Thats awesome news... Enjoy the new digs.

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Thanks!

I figured, how hard can it be to move 3 totes of live rock and a cooler of fish all by myself...

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RIP My back....

I did have to go to the lfs for more salt where I actually saw satan himself merrily directing traffic in every direction away from him. Im sure he made some small children cry in the process.

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A rough guesstimate would put him about as big around as a decent sized fist...
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #9433
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Daaaaaang! Who released the leviathan???

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Old 11-27-2015, 07:22 PM   #9434
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Got some rcs in the mail today! 5 days of darkness, freezing temps, and 0 DOA! Acclimating them for my 20L this time...ram's won't be getting expensive live food today.

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Old 11-29-2015, 01:19 AM   #9435
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Well, i got everything settled in the reef tank. My corals are pissed but they will survive. Most of my fish are fine, although the bare bottom is freaking out my engineer goby a bit.

My pink spotted goby is probably the most upset about the move. I had to crawl under the tank to find him .

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Did a PWC and gravel vac on my 150 CA/SA cichlid tank. Rearranged the decorations a bit. Scrubbed the glass of algae.

More work tomorrow. Have to rinse the filter sponges, ceramic rings and check the Purigen and I'm sure other stuff







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Well, i got everything settled in the reef tank. My corals are pissed but they will survive. Most of my fish are fine, although the bare bottom is freaking out my engineer goby a bit.

My pink spotted goby is probably the most upset about the move. I had to crawl under the tank to find him .

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Next up is my Mccoskers wrasse... he was playing dead throughout the whole move but found a nice nook under a rock to hide in.

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Hope they are just sulking and get over it like it is a breezy picnic day of warm sunshine and tasty food. (never mind the 3 days of snow)

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Bought a big container of Prime. Might do a clean out on the filter tomorrow.

Night before added some Minerals for Cichlids to up the KH. Probably will do a couple tests to see how the tanks are doing since it is a new brand.

Also looked at the lfs big box one and it was pretty bleak. Out of stock on a bunch of stuff and dead fish floating around. I don't need any of that trouble.

Would like to pick up a dozen or 18 Glowlight Tetra (not the glofish) or Cardinals again, maybe Neons.

A bunch of the Tetras, Green Neons and Cardinals have disappeared probably due to Mr. midnight gobbler, Spotted Raphael Catfish, named Spike, who only comes out when he's hungry at night when those guys are sleeping sitting ducks. Didn't start losing them till he came back to the tank.

The 72G isn't a good place for him right now with a school of bite size expensive snack Cardinal Tetras.

That is why he went to a different tank with large upper tank fish. (back to me since DD decided not to keep fish any more)

I have a friend who would take him if I wanted him to.

Since I have had him from a baby of just around 1/2 inch in size (lfs person didn't remember for sure what he was and he had come in with a bag of other fish by error, but saying he would get 2.5-3 inches - now 6+ inches with a probably 2" wide mouth), I kind of wanted him to stay in the family. So haven't decided on what to do with him, again.

The Angelfish pair keep hanging around a specific area and I haven't seen any babies but usually when they do that, they have saved some wigglers I can't see because of all the plants. Working a lot and busy holiday time so haven't had endless minutes to just stare at the tank. I think they would have been swimmers by now, so maybe they are just waiting for the food particles to pop out from behind a floating giant Val leaf. Keep looking over there to see if there are any swimmers but so far not seen any.

Doing 2 - 6.6G and the 12G Edge tanks pwc tonight, plus the extra Betta container.

Need to go to the far away, not so local lfs to get a new supply of SW and RO/DI water. And /or get my RO/DI out of storage and some new filters for it and figure out how to hook it up in the utility closet.
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I did a 70% water replacement yesterday. Was postponing this for way too long, finally found the time and did it. The tank really looks better now, the fish seem happy!
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:59 PM   #9439
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Hope they are just sulking and get over it like it is a breezy picnic day of warm sunshine and tasty food. (never mind the 3 days of snow)

Make sure to add a link here for the new tank build!

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Thinking about tank stuff in part...

Bought a big container of Prime. Might do a clean out on the filter tomorrow.

Night before added some Minerals for Cichlids to up the KH. Probably will do a couple tests to see how the tanks are doing since it is a new brand.

Also looked at the lfs big box one and it was pretty bleak. Out of stock on a bunch of stuff and dead fish floating around. I don't need any of that trouble.

Would like to pick up a dozen or 18 Glowlight Tetra (not the glofish) or Cardinals again, maybe Neons.

A bunch of the Tetras, Green Neons and Cardinals have disappeared probably due to Mr. midnight gobbler, Spotted Raphael Catfish, named Spike, who only comes out when he's hungry at night when those guys are sleeping sitting ducks. Didn't start losing them till he came back to the tank.

The 72G isn't a good place for him right now with a school of bite size expensive snack Cardinal Tetras.

That is why he went to a different tank with large upper tank fish. (back to me since DD decided not to keep fish any more)

I have a friend who would take him if I wanted him to.

Since I have had him from a baby of just around 1/2 inch in size (lfs person didn't remember for sure what he was and he had come in with a bag of other fish by error, but saying he would get 2.5-3 inches - now 6+ inches with a probably 2" wide mouth), I kind of wanted him to stay in the family. So haven't decided on what to do with him, again.

The Angelfish pair keep hanging around a specific area and I haven't seen any babies but usually when they do that, they have saved some wigglers I can't see because of all the plants. Working a lot and busy holiday time so haven't had endless minutes to just stare at the tank. I think they would have been swimmers by now, so maybe they are just waiting for the food particles to pop out from behind a floating giant Val leaf. Keep looking over there to see if there are any swimmers but so far not seen any.

Doing 2 - 6.6G and the 12G Edge tanks pwc tonight, plus the extra Betta container.

Need to go to the far away, not so local lfs to get a new supply of SW and RO/DI water. And /or get my RO/DI out of storage and some new filters for it and figure out how to hook it up in the utility closet.
Hehe yeah, thats typical behavior for those fish.

The wrasse really scared me when i first got it becausenit just layed in the corner of the tank and played dead for a few hours not moving a single muscle.

The wrasse has already been out a little but the goby is still grumpy.
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Came home from Thanksgiving break.....5 days with no school. Only left the tanks for 4 of those days. Just had to refill evap water, going to rinse out the prefilter sponge tomorrow. One of the ponds by the vacation house in SC has a lot of ludwigia repens...going to bring some back next time. Also some sort of very bushy growth, thinking star grass or guppy grass, something along those lines. Some terrestrial pennywort, never had any luck with that.
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